Mexican Chocolate Popcorn

Spicy and sweet homemade popcorn is a crazily addictive snack
Mexican Popcorn

Photo Modified: Flickr / Andy Nguyen / CC BY 4.0

Mexican Popcorn

You’ll be surprised by how addictive this spicy and sweet popcorn is. It’s a perfect snack for every movie night in.

This recipe is courtesy of Macheesmo.

4
Servings
1578
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups cooked popcorn
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 Ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted

Directions

Melt the unsalted butter and pour it over the popcorn. Toss to combine.

Stir together the chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle over the popcorn and stir well to coat the corn in the spice mix.

Spread the spicy popcorn out onto a baking sheet and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top. Let the chocolate set on the popcorn before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
86g
100%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
185g
100%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
40µg
6%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
50mg
5%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
31g
100%
Folate, total
62µg
16%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
338mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
781mg
100%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
2814mg
100%
Water
25g
1%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.